And, as I sit here and watch him sleeping, I can do all that is necessary both as to minding the engine, steering
, and keeping watch.
Montgomery, who was steering
, brought the boat by me, and rising, caught and fastened my painter to the tiller to tow me, for there was no room aboard.
She was alive still; the steering
gear, it seems, was intact and her engines working.
However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering
the Pharaon towards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot.
With these, he was bravely steering
his way across the continent, undismayed by danger, difficulty, or distance, in the same way that a New England coaster and his neighbors will coolly launch forth on a voyage to the Black Sea, or a whaling cruise to the Pacific.
The broad inlet of the shallow North Sea passes gradually into the contracted shape of the river; but for a long time the feeling of the open water remains with the ship steering
to the westward through one of the lighted and buoyed passage-ways of the Thames, such as Queen's Channel, Prince's Channel, Four-Fathom Channel; or else coming down the Swin from the north.
The old ship herself longs to look out upon the land from her hawse-holes once more, and Jack Lewis said right the other day when the captain found fault with his steering
The old seamen say, ‘that the devil wouldn’t make a sailor, unless he looked aloft’ As for the compass, why, there is no such thing as steering
He said a mind like mine ought not to be expected to give itself away in steering
boats - better let a mere commonplace human being see after that boat, before we jolly well all got drowned; and he took the lines, and brought us up to Marlow.
The instrument itself is below deck, geared both to the steering
apparatus and the control levers.
He tested the steering
device, and overlooked the mighty cogs which transmitted its marvelous velocity to the giant drill at the nose of his strange craft.
He had slowed down and let go of the steering
handle, so that the great machine crawled aimlessly about from one side of the road to the other.